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Date:	Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:50:31 +0400
From:	Andrew Vagin <avagin@...allels.com>
To:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
CC:	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>, <vvs@...allels.com>,
	Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux@...e.qmqm.pl>
Subject: Re: Slow speed of tcp connections in a network namespace

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 05:53:23AM -0800, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > 3.8-rc1 is used for experiments.
> > 
> > Do you have any ideas where is a problem?
> 
> veth has absolutely no offload features
> 
> It needs some care...
> 
> At the very miminum, let TCP coalesce do its job by allowing SG
> 
> CC Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux@...e.qmqm.pl> for insights.
> 
> Please try following patch :

Hello Eric,

Thanks for your feedback.

With this patch the results is a bit better (~4MB/s), but it's much less
than in the root netns.

> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/veth.c b/drivers/net/veth.c
> index 95814d9..9fefeb3 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/veth.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/veth.c
> @@ -259,6 +259,10 @@ static const struct net_device_ops veth_netdev_ops = {
>  	.ndo_set_mac_address = eth_mac_addr,
>  };
>  
> +#define VETH_FEATURES (NETIF_F_SG | NETIF_F_FRAGLIST | NETIF_F_TSO |	\
> +		       NETIF_F_HW_CSUM | NETIF_F_HIGHDMA |		\
> +		       NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_TX | NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX)
> +
>  static void veth_setup(struct net_device *dev)
>  {
>  	ether_setup(dev);
> @@ -269,9 +273,10 @@ static void veth_setup(struct net_device *dev)
>  	dev->netdev_ops = &veth_netdev_ops;
>  	dev->ethtool_ops = &veth_ethtool_ops;
>  	dev->features |= NETIF_F_LLTX;
> +	dev->features |= VETH_FEATURES;
>  	dev->destructor = veth_dev_free;
>  
> -	dev->hw_features = NETIF_F_HW_CSUM | NETIF_F_SG | NETIF_F_RXCSUM;
> +	dev->hw_features = VETH_FEATURES;
>  }
>  
>  /*
> 
> 
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